Daily Briefing in Relation to the Military Coup

 

Daily Briefing in Relation to the Military Coup 

Updated 6 April 2021

As of 6 April, (581) people are now confirmed killed by this junta coup. The Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (AAPP) compiled and documented (11) fallen heroes today. (1) died on 6 April. (10) were killed on previous days and documented today. This is the number verified by AAPP, the actual number of fatalities is likely much higher. We will continue adding as and when. 

As of April 6, a total of (2750) people are currently under detention; of them (38) are sentenced. 463 have been issued arrest warrants.  We are verifying the recently released detainees and continuing to document.

Burma is being terrorized by a junta with no legitimacy. At its founding ASEAN enshrined a purpose “to maintain the centrality and proactive role of ASEAN as the primary driving force in its relations and cooperation with its external partners”. Non-interference and a lack of international cooperation amidst these ongoing crimes against humanity will question the very purpose of ASEAN. The non-interference policy does not mean allowing the junta to torture detained persons, or mutilate civilians with tattoos of their democratically elected leaders. The ASEAN Charter compels it to respond, non-interference against these crimes risks jeopardizing ASEAN’s global reputation and credibility and will crucially impact their global trading capacities and international diplomacy.

Today in Mandalay, the junta forces violently cracked down on a gathering health worker strike, one person was injured and four doctors violently arrested. Motorcycles and mobile phones were also confiscated. In Kyaukme Township, Shan State, the junta forces assaulted with over 20 smoke grenades into a crowd of protestors doing a sit-down strike. In Mogaung Township, Kachin State, the junta forces used live ammunition on a protest.

In Pinlebu Township, Sagaing Region, the junta forces opened fire until the night, resulting in two civilians killed. Last night in Mogaung also, Kachin state, a man was shot and injured and a woman inside the house was seriously injured in the arm due to unprovoked shooting by junta troops.

The military junta is kidnapping family members as hostages if they don’t find the people who they want. Today in Natlu Hti Pon Ward, Monywa Township, Sagaing Region, the younger brother was taken and arrested as a hostage instead of his elder brother. Yesterday, the military forces arrested six family members including 2 years and 13 years old children of the in-charge of the information of the Tharrawaddy NLD who was warranted for pro-democracy movements in the Tharrawaddy Bago region.

People are constantly being killed by the military in interrogations. One man who was arrested while he was protesting was released with injuries consistent with torture last night and died today in Loikaw, Kayah State.

The illegitimate junta destroys political party offices, news media offices, charity associations, hospitals, including religious buildings as well as clinics. Yesterday afternoon, junta forces raided and searched charity clinics in Nyaung Tong Street, Sanchaung Township. 9 civilians, including medical doctors were arrested. The junta troops stole emergency medical accessories and CCTV and other critical material. Last night, junta forces raided and destroyed the NlD office in Monywa Township, Sagaing Region. On 3 April, the junta forces raided three Christian Churches in Mohnyin Township, Kachin State.

AAPP will continue to keep you informed of verified daily arrests, charges, sentences and fatalities in relation to the attempted coup, and update our lists to the details of these alleged offences. If you receive any information about detentions of, or charges against CSO leaders, activists, journalists, CDM workers, other civilians and fallen heros in relation to the military and police crackdown on dissent. Please submit to the following addresses:

If you need legal assistance, contact Aung Gyi on 09 451 529 000 from the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (AAPP) and lawyer Khin Thida Lai Lai Htun on 09 774 081 585. 

“Our uprising must succeed”

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In Solidarity, 

AAPP

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